“Complicated Virtue": The Politics of Samuel Johnson’s Life of Savage
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Presents a literary criticism of 'Life of Savage,' by Samuel Johnson, particularly on its concept of complicated virtue. Overview of the life of Richard Savage. Discussion on the idea of virtue in English political discourse during the 1730s and 1740s. Analysis of the concept of civic virtue. Implications for eighteenth century life and beliefs.
(2001). “Complicated Virtue": The Politics of Samuel Johnson’s Life of Savage. Eighteenth-Century Life, 25(3), 80-93.
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